SRJC Course Outlines

5/26/2020 4:44:19 PMART 28C Course Outline as of Summer 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 28CTitle:  ADVANCED ETCHING  
Full Title:  Advanced Etching
Last Reviewed:8/27/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Continuation of ART 28A and 28B, where the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking are supplemented with advanced approaches in plate etching technologies and color printing.

Course Completion of ART 28B

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ART 7A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of ART 28A and 28B, where the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking are supplemented with advanced approaches in plate etching technologies and color printing.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 28B
Recommended:Course Completion of ART 7A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate efficiency with various printing methods.
2.  Analyze and describe the very different roles of artist and printer through attempting various moods of printing colors from a single plate on various papers.
3.  Demonstrate confidence in printing abilities through the capability of repeating a good print.
4.  Demonstrate an acquired preference for a way of working based on a drawing style, historical influence, and/or technical discovery.
5.  Use a  wide range of appropriate technology  with possible references to historical innovation.
6.  Describe how to maintain a printmaking facility, where to buy supplies, how to maintain and service a press, and which inks to use for various effects.

Topics and Scope
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1. Techniques of production for advanced level etched plates
   a. line etching
   b. drypoint, engraving, roulette, and engraving (Burin hand work)
   c. aquatint, by hand and by box coverage
   d. softground transfer and drawing in softground, through fine papers
   e. deep bite and relief-rolled methods
   f.  black manner burnished mezzotint or aquatint (from black back to white)
2.  Printing process, from trial proofs through identical editioned impressions
   a. tarlatan wipe
   b. hand wipe
   c. brayer roll (stencil)
   d. roller use for transparency
3.  Composition of inks and physics of mixing inks for different purposes and tasks
   a. black inks for printing etchings
   b. black inks for printing other wiped plates (e.g., drypoint, engraving, aquatint)
   c. colored inks for printing wiped plates (all techniques)
   d. colored inks for rolled plates and stencils
   e. special inking processes (e.g., double drop, viscosity, multiple plate printing)
   f. monotype/monoprint applications
4. Maintenance and safe use of materials, tools, and equipment
   a. print papers
   b. inks and solvents
   c. acids and neutralizers
   d. etching and plate processing tools
   e. etching presses and printing blankets
   f. resists and rosins
5. History of the graphic arts, print media, and print images in historic and contemporary contexts

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1. Keep an ongoing dedicated sketchbook of thumbnail drawings representing related ideas for print subject matter or content preferences.
2. Construct a chart organizing pure and mixed colored inks, complete with transparency observation.
3. Apply combination of color discoveries to a plate of recent completion and pull some color test proofs.
4. Apply skills acquired from prior semesters' platemaking and image evolution to produce a set of larger plates for more graphic effect. Utilize a recommended format such as:
   a. a banner-like horizontal or vertical screen
   b. a diptych or a triptych
   c. a boxed sequence of square prints (3 or more smaller plates)
   d. a chronological sequence sharing subject mattter
5. Interpret through presentation or 2-3-page paper the content of a set of existing works by an etcher of worldwide reputation and use aspects of his/her solutions to inform a print 'homage.'
6. Evolve an abstract composition and add layers of technique, utilizing the elements of chance and exploring the abstract nature of print technologies for their own properties.
7. Complete an etched plate with the intention of working through a range of tints to a saturated hue of printed color.
8. Participate in 'tandem' printing with teammate, sharing final print processes of editioning work and exchanging feedback to improve outcome.
9. Present completed work with professional concern for impact; matte at least one piece for display.
10. Take a quiz on intaglio printmaking terminology.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Paper on etcher
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 35%
Sketchbook; color ink chart; design preparation for etching and print assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 45%
Studio practices; etching plates, printing
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Terminology quiz
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Presentation and display of work. Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, and Innovations. Ross, John, Romano-Ross, Clare, and Ross, Tim. Simon & Schuster: 1991 (classic)
Etching, Engraving, and other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques. Leaf, Ruth. Dover Publications. 1984 (classic)
The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques. Hughes, Ann D'Arcy, and Vernon Morris, Hebe. Chronicle Books: 2008
Printmaking: History and Process. Saff, Donald, and Sacilotto, Peli. Wadsworth Publishing: 1978 (classic)

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